Women's Golf Fourth After First Round Of NCAA Central Regional

May 6, 2004

Normal, Illinois - The No. 10 USC women's golf team shot a 16-over 300 on Thursday and are in fourth place after one round of the 2004 NCAA Central Regional Championships held at Illinois State University Golf Course.

The Women of Troy--the defending NCAA Champions--are two strokes back of Vanderbilt and New Mexico, two teams that shot 298. Arizona is third at 299 and Michigan State is fifth at 302.

Senior Rachel Bell and sophomore Irene Cho lead USC, as both shot a 3-over 74 and are tied for 12th. They are six strokes back of Eric Blasberg of Arizona and Kyla Neal of Texas A&M, who each shot 68 to take the early lead.

Not far back of Bell and Cho is freshman Veronica Felibert, who shot a 4-over 75 to tie for 17th. Sophomore Tanya Dergal shot a 6-over 77 and is tied for 38th, while freshman Catalina Marin is tied for 70th after shooting a 10-over 81.

The second round of the tournament starts on Friday with 18 holes teeing off at 8:30 a.m. CT.

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